Space Expo 2021

Saturday August 21, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Experience out of this world fun at the New England Air Museum’s 13th annual SPACE EXPO.

Please note the Connecticut Summer at the Museum Free Admission Program does not apply to this special event.


Keynote Speaker: Former NASA Astronaut Susan Kilrain

Susan Kilrain is a veteran of two space flights and one of only three women to pilot the Space Shuttle. A graduate of the Naval Test Pilot School, Kilrain has over 3,000 flight hours flying more than 30 different aircraft, including the F-14 Tomcat. She holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She retired from NASA in 2002 and the U.S. Navy in 2005.

Lectures: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Public Meet and Greets: 10:00-10:45 a.m. & 2:00-3:00 p.m.


SPACE EXPO 2021 Featured Activities:

  • Meet life-size droids and intergalactic characters
  • See live animals and learn about animal space flight
  • Participate in our NEW Cosmic Kids Challenge! Visit all four Cosmic Kids Challenge activity stations and earn a prize from our gift shop. Activities include:
    • Space Helmet Selfie
    • Satellite Stackers
    • Lunar Landscape Painting
    • Mars Mission Patch

Click HERE to download a full event schedule.



Group Admission

Discounted group admission is available for groups of 10 or more. Groups must pre-pay in advance to receive the discounted group rate and arrive together at check-in the day of the event. Registration is non-refundable and payment must be received by August 13, 2021. The group rates are $13.00 for adults ages 15 and up, and $8.00 for youth ages 4-14. Children ages 3 and under are free.

You can register your group online HERE.

Groups may purchase general admission the day of the event.

If you have any questions, please contact: Jeanie Rozbora, Director Visitor Services - Sales, by phone at 860-623-3305 X311.


You can download a flyer HERE.

All SPACE EXPO 2021 activities and programs are included with general admission. No reservations are required, and tickets may be purchased at the museum the day of the event. Please note the Connecticut Summer at the Museum Free Admission Program does not apply to this special event.


Enjoy an “out of this world” lunch or snack. Cash only, please. Available 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from:


SPACE EXPO is supported by:

Additional support is provided by:

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